Manual Handling

Course TitleManual Handling
Course DurationHalf Day
AccreditationIn House
Delegates12 Maximum
This programme is designed for any person who may be required to carry out any manual handling in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations.
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to: • Summarise the legislation and manual handling regulations that relate to lifting in the workplace • Appreciate the financial impact on industry caused by injuries from poor manual handling • Identify and assess potential hazards and choose appropriate methods of risk control which includes the selection of any lifting equipment that may be required • Carry out Manual Handling Techniques
• Health & Safety at work Act 1974 • Manual handling regulations • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations • Accident statistics • The functions of the spine and muscular system • Typical injuries • Hazard identification and assessment • Correct handling techniques • Practical exercises and tuition
A high proportion of group participation including practical exercises in lifting techniques, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials. This course is designed to be bespoke to the operative’s requirements therefore is typical equipment is provided the practical element of the course will be completed using equipment that the operatives generally use on a day to day basis.
Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.
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